So, I have been trying to get a walk in everyday for the last few weeks. I like casually walking with Margot because that means we can go slow, but for these particular walks I have been trying to exercise a little. And I mean a LITTLE; let's not go overboard here, folks. We are talking one or two miles, at a moderate pace, and usually a little rest between. I am trying to get back to a point where I don't consider exercise to be a dirty word, but that is another story. Maybe later in the month when I run out of things to talk about (yeah, right!) we'll launch into that.
Anyways, since the dreaded daylight savings, I have decided that I am going to take my walk during lunch. This is HUGE for me, because I have major issues about sweating at work (or smelling like I have been sweating.) There really just isn't any other way for me to do this, since it is dark when I get home from work, dark when I get up, and I don't have a deathwish. So that pretty much leaves lunchtime. I have just decided to get over it, invest in an extra deodorant stick and keep an extra ponytail holder around to smooth out the crazy hair.
Today was the first day I ventured out, and I felt good about it from the get-go. I had my route mapped around the office, and it was amazing out. I started out quickly, smiling at how wonderful I was, and got about .20 of a mile when *BOOM*! I fell. And I fell hard. We are not talking about a graceful little trip, but a arms-flailing-can't-catch-self-cussing-outloud kind of fall. The frickin' sidewalk had a little lip on it, and I was trying to walk in my mules instead of tennis shoes, and I was paying no attention to where I was going. This resulted in a bruised knee, scraped palms and a serious ego blow. Ugh.
I don't know how many people got to witness my tumble, but three things are going to happen ASAP.
1. Stop acting like a jackass and watch where I am going when walking.
2. Write strongly worded letter to the City of Portland about sidewalks.
3. Pick pride up off floor and brush off.
Hope everyone else had a good Monday! And feel free to share embarrassing stories in the comments!